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I think this has potential. That big engine is way undertuned, parts are plentiful including chrome headpipes, and imagine all the excess weight that can be freed.

Slammed with a cafe fairing and drag bars.
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The stock 1200 engine is rated at 97 horsepower, this with 30 mm carbs.
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I am curious if 32 mm ZG1000 Concours carbs can be adapted.
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This along with an uncorked exhaust will push peak power over 100 hp. By sending the cams out for regrinding and porting the head myself the potential goes further.
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I noticed the heavy duty frame. Those top rails are beefy and spaced as far apart as most any bike I have seen from that era. An aftermarket exhaust should net you a few more HP.
 

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I noticed the heavy duty frame. Those top rails are beefy and spaced as far apart as most any bike I have seen from that era. An aftermarket exhaust should net you a few more HP.
This guy just put auto store turn-down tips on the headers (headers about $50 a set on ebay, tips $20), I will just copy that. This is a budget buuld
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It looks good but looks loud. Without the back pressure from a baffle you may get ticketed, annoy your neighbours and ultimately burn your exhaust valves. Just my two cent's worth. You could probably fab a baffle for it.
 

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It looks good but looks loud. Without the back pressure from a baffle you may get ticketed, annoy your neighbours and ultimately burn your exhaust valves. Just my two cent's worth. You could probably fab a baffle for it.
A 45 degree elbow will allow a megaphone to bolt up to the frame, yeah better than open.
 

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Not sure why the specs say 1986 - 1988 because these were sold up through 2003 I think. It was the lightest of the full bag tourers.
 

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This is a KZ1300 but the engine cosmetics are similar, it looks really sharp polished up
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The ZG1200 frame is yuge, massive.
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